Black strings

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  1. Larvex

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    Does it exist?
     
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  2. Sixpointone

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  3. morganman

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    ive got a whole reel of it in my basement but i dont even know what it is or what its made of.
     
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  4. DX_Psycho

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    i'd go with duraflex 16 black. but the color afdes after awhile.
     
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  5. newracketagain??

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    duralfex black with a white string in a hybrid would look rockin
     
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  6. Jon Hampton

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    Hey, now that's exactly my string combo. White Hurricane mains with black PSGD crosses on my nCode 6.1. Nothing sweeter.
     
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  7. mdmicawber

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    Klipper Graphite. It's a texturized synthentic gut. Never loses it color. Never broke it. It does lose tension kinda quickly in my opinion.
     
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  8. eagle

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    Signum also makes a black string.

    r,
    eagle
     
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  9. Jerry Seinfeld

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    Signum's string is actually a charcoal grey. Cool color. Nice playing string with titanium coating. Does well as stand alone or as a hybrid.
     
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  10. frekcles

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    I bought a POG of off **** and it came strung with Technifibre Tournament black strings. Do they still make these strings? Would love to get it again.
     
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  11. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    is prince lightning xx good in black?
     
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  12. Steve Huff

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    Prince Lightning XX does come in black, but it's not a solid black. It still has the silver "power foil" braided into the string.
     
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  13. Steve Huff

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    As far as black strings go, are there any MULTIFILIMENT black strings?
     
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  14. scotus

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    I would stay away from black PSGD. It leaves black string marks all over the balls does not play as well as white, natural or optic yellow.
     
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  15. Ben42

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    It plays the same as the clear to me.
     
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  16. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    ok. I was just wondering.
     
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  17. AlohaCinco

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    I've used both PSG and Prince Lightning in black and found them both to be solid strings. However, i recently discovered Gamma TNT2 in black and like it the most. I have it my both my Vantages and in one LM Prestige. Here's the link:

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-TNT17.html
     
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  18. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    Doesn't the PSG lose tension fast and move a lot?
     
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  19. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    and how bout the PSGD too?
     
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  20. scotus

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    I wouldn't say it loses tension fast. I think it's quite good in that department unless you are a baseline basher. But it does move a lot.
     
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  21. Ronaldo

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    Scotus, u got that right. Tattoos the balls merciously.
     
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  22. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    which is better: PSGD or prince lightning xx?
     
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  23. LoveThisGame

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    Gamma Syn Gut 16 (original, not Wearguard) is available in black.

    Black was one of the color waves that subsided, but shows a mild comeback. Pink had a few years and there're current efforts to promote it. Purple had a peak, although a few still have interest. Optic yellow went for a long time, but has sagged.

    Sometimes there have been too many colors, contributing to too many SKUs; there's far too many strings brands and "models" as it is.
     
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  24. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    has anybody tried the Babolat Fibertour(Fiberace) strings? Reviews! thanks!
     
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  25. Ronaldo

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    aer0, have used Bab Fiberace & Fibertour the past three years, my favorite firm Multi. Bit firm but still elastic, holds its tension well, good durability.
     
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  26. all_court

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    Consider Head Megablast, available at TW's sister site: http://www.racquetballwarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=MBRB16
    I don't play racquetball. Using racquetball string would not have occurred to me, except:
    1) the very first natural gut I purchased had been packaged for racquetball; 2) free samples of racquetball string arrived in my mail, one of which was Head Megablast 16. I am a mid-50s player, valuing comfort in my frames and string. Designed for "maximum power", I guessed Megablast wouldn't feel boardy or stiff. I am not a string breaker.

    Installed Megablast in a Head TiClassic 98 sq.in. 18x20 at 55# using a Klippermate on 8/19/05.
    Fresh stringbed felt lively and crisp, not boardy at all, with negligible string movement. After hitting approx 2 hrs a week, using moderate, not extreme spin,
    there is superficial notching of the outer string layer;
    outer layer just beginning to wear thru in the sweet spot due to ball contact;
    negligible string movement for the first two months,
    "moderate" string movement thereafter;
    stringbed still feels "crisp" and "lively", has not gone dead, or "trampoliny".
     
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  27. all_court

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    Consider Head Megablast, available at TW's sister site: http://www.racquetballwarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=MBRB16
    I don't play racquetball. Using racquetball string would not have occurred to me, except:
    1) the very first natural gut I purchased had been packaged for racquetball; 2) free samples of racquetball string arrived in my mail, one of which was Head Megablast 16. I am a mid-50s player, valuing comfort in my frames and string. Designed for "maximum power", I guessed Megablast wouldn't feel boardy or stiff. I am not a string breaker.

    Installed Megablast in a Head TiClassic 98 sq.in. 18x20 at 55# using a Klippermate on 8/19/05.
    Fresh stringbed felt lively and crisp, not boardy at all, with negligible string movement. After hitting approx 2 hrs a week, using moderate, not extreme spin,
    there is superficial notching of the outer string layer;
    outer layer just beginning to wear thru in the sweet spot due to ball contact;
    negligible string movement for the first two months,
    "moderate" string movement thereafter;
    stringbed still feels "crisp" and "lively", has not gone dead, or "trampoliny".
     
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  28. aer0pr0Dr1v3p1u5

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    Thanks Ronaldo, just wondering, what's the difference between Fiberace and Fibertour?
     
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